[Vwdiesel] Nasty dirty fuel tank - Part II

jon jon at kenneke.com
Tue May 27 13:19:21 EDT 2003

I am in for lunch, so this morning I gave in a pulled the fuel tank.
Actually not a difficult job to do. I could not get the van jacked up
enough to get the tank brackets off, so I had to bend back the little
ears, and pulled them right off.

Ok, folks are now going to think I am crazy/stupid: I sprayed the inside
of the tank with "foamy engine brite", and then rinsed it with, yes,
water. Man oh man was there crud in the tank. I am going to hit it again
with "engine brite" after lunch, rinse, and then let dry in the sun. I
would have never filtered out all the crap.

So, if you are going to let your diesel sit, do it with a full tank, and
put Biocide (like biodor) in the tank! Save yourself lots and lots of
grief. If you don't, it will be algae-ville in your tank.

Jon Kenneke, General Manager
Kenneke Communications - http://www.kenneke.com
PO Box 3126 - Albany, OR 97321-0702
Radio Takena KTK - http://www.radiotakena.org

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